LeFors at home in Carolina

The Panthers are hoping fourth-round draft pick Stefan LeFors can win the No. 3 job at quarterback this year. "He's a little shorter than most quarterbacks, and that's probably the reason he went to the second day (of the draft)," Panthers head coach John Fox said. "But other than that it's hard to find anything wrong with him."

Perhaps it was destiny that LeFors ended up in Carolina.

LeFors spent part of Easter Sunday at the Delhomme's home in Breaux Bridge, La.

It wasn't a recruiting visit, just happenstance. LeFors is from Baton Rouge, La., and it turns out his wife's aunt is related to Delhomme's cousin.

Being that LeFors was from Louisville and that there were some loose family ties, Delhomme kept tabs on LeFors' college career and was anxious to meet him.

So, over some broiled crawfish, the two future teammates talked football. At the time, Delhomme had no idea the Panthers were even interested in drafting LeFors.

"We sat down and he asked a few questions about what was it like to be in the NFL," Delhomme said. "The only thing I couldn't tell him about was the draft because I wasn't drafted. I said, 'You're on your own on that.'"

Asked what he thought of Delhomme, LeFors replied, "I liked him a lot. He's a real down-to-earth guy. He's a Cajun. I relate to him."

But, LeFors admits, he's not quite as Southern as Delhomme.

"No, I'm not "as bad" as him," LeFors laughed. "I'm from the city. He's out there by the bayou and all of that."

Before LeFors left the house on Easter, Delhomme joked that maybe the Panthers would draft him.

Little did he know they would.

"I told him if you're lucky enough to get drafted by Carolina, it will be an easy transition," Delhomme said. "I will show you the ins and outs and what you need to know."

You can bet LeFors plans to take him up on that beginning this weekend.

"I'm excited. I really didn't know what to expect coming into this whole thing," LeFors said. "I expected to get drafted, I just didn't know when or where. I couldn't think of a better place than Carolina."

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